Essays are formal, so examples of your experience or knowledge should relate to “the majority of people …”. It is not actually about you or your friends but your experience of the world. GT writing is more marked as strictly as academic essays but even so I recommend you to use formal examples.
Hello Liz! 🙂
I’m writing an academic research paper involving diabetes. I’m not sure, however, where to place the statistics surrounding the number of people with diabetes in my country in my introduction. Do I put it before my description of diabetes, or after it?
On May 3, 2013 MormonThink announced on its website that we learned from several sources that the LDS Church will be releasing a series of 13 essays that will address troubling historical issues that are causing people to doubt and leave the Church. These essays started to be released in Nov 2013 and all but one [as of 2/3/15] have been released. Some comments on this page are based on inside sources that provided us with the advanced notice of the essays. The essays are listed in the The Church website has changed the location of the essays several times. Currently they are all located here: .
Editor Comment: We at MormonThink are delighted that some Church leaders are starting to be more open and honest about Church history. It's disappointing, however, that the reason for this shift is that the truth about Church history is being made known via the internet and the Church is finding it increasingly difficult to suppress and distort the facts. It is akin to being sorry for getting caught rather than being sorry for committing the sin.
The concern going in from the Brethren was how to roll this out without creating a look-at-all-of-our-problems page. (Note: the same thing was said by Elder Jensen at the ). The Brethren don't want to start faith issues where they don't currently exist, and they are correct that the majority of active and believing Saints don't know or care about this stuff, particularly outside of Utah and the United States.
Task 2: Some people say that interview is a good way of selecting competent candidates.
What are the other ways for selecting a good candidate
What do you think is the best way to select a good candidate. How write intro this question and make paragraph
You will not have time. You need to spend at least 5 mins planning your essay which includes main ideas as well as supporting points. This means you can write your essay directly. Try timing yourself and you will see how difficult it is to do both task 1 and task 2 in one hour.
Can we you hypothetical statistics? For example, if I want to make my point strong, can i use any university name or any research journal?? I mean can i state in the essay that,
“In a recent article published by ABC university, 70% of the people have found addicted to smartphones”
Whereas in fact, there is no such article ever published stating this fact of 70%.
You should not be thinking about memorising facts for your essay. It will not help your score at all. IELTS don’t expect you to do that. When are you asked to support your ideas, it means to explain them or give examples of situations – not figures, statistics or facts.
Hi Liz, I just started to follow your blogs recently.
As I read the topics above, I wonder if we could present or invent statistics in our own just to support our answers in essay 🙂 ?
Your aim in your essay is to provide clear, relevant main points which are well developed, explained and linked. Your other aim is to provide accurate grammar and vocabulary in English. Those examples might be appropriate to use one example but certainly not more than that. Once you make your point, move on – don’t become repetitive. Your Japanese example is confusing for people who don’t understand Japanese but your example from the Philippines is clearer. Remember this is not about filling your essay will all your ideas – it is about being selective and deciding what to include and what to exclude.
1) You don’t need to use examples. So, if you use them, it’s your choice how many.
2) you should NEVER state the source of numbers in an IELTS essay. In fact, most examples are better given without numbers. This is an English language test, not a essay presenting data.
Good day to you madam, I would like to ask how many sentences are recommended to give an example in an essay. I would also like to know if it is okay to not mention the actual source of a statistic in an essay that writes about contemporary issues. Thank you.
The first result of these essays will be to validate much of what many of the LDS critics have said for years. Things that many members were told were 'anti-Mormon lies' will now be validated as facts. However, the authors of the essays tell the facts in such a way as to not make the issues seem to be faith challenging.